$20 for Greg Proops Standup-Comedy Show for Two on Friday, August 10 at McDonald Theatre ($40 Value)

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Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life's pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Discover some rollicking truths with this GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get two tickets for best-available seating to see Greg Proops at McDonald Theatre (a $40 value). This performance takes place on Friday, August 10, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Erudite, intellectual, and endlessly entertaining, Greg Proops first set funny bones abuzz as a regular performer on both the British and the American versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, where he developed a reputation for his razor-sharp wit and penchant for horn-rims. Today that reputation serves him well as he continues blazing the comedy frontier with guest performances on ABC’s Trust Us with Your Life, frequent appearances on E!’s Chelsea Lately, and his one-man podcast, The Smartest Man in the World, which is as likely to touch on the early days of jazz as the finer points of fictional dogs. The loquacious laughsmith described the one-man talk show to the Huffington Post as “the closest thing you can get to hanging out with me. I drink, I pontificate, and you don't get to say anything.” A master of both the one-liner and the slow-burning comic tale, Proops presents an evening of high-minded comedy that leavens the world's absurdity with a healthy dose of irreverence and helps audience members ace upcoming SATs.

McDonald Theatre

Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, the McDonald Theatre has enjoyed a long, strange history since its establishment in 1925. Originally a community playhouse equipped with both a stage and a screen, the theater found new life in the 1950s when One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest author and psychedelic pioneer Ken Kesey began presenting free cartoons there every Saturday morning. The McDonald spent the next six or so decades as a movie house exclusively, but in 2001, the Kesey family returned, producing concerts and community events under the theater’s enormous proscenium arch. Kesey Enterprises finally purchased the time-weighted stage in 2009, and today the building hosts events ranging from high-school proms to reggae concerts to plumbing-fixture lifting contests.

McDonald Theatre

Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, the McDonald Theatre has enjoyed a long, strange history since its establishment in 1925. Originally a community playhouse equipped with both a stage and a screen, the theater found new life in the 1950s when One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest author and psychedelic pioneer Ken Kesey began presenting free cartoons there every Saturday morning. The McDonald spent the next six or so decades as a movie house exclusively, but in 2001, the Kesey family returned, producing concerts and community events under the theater’s enormous proscenium arch. Kesey Enterprises finally purchased the time-weighted stage in 2009, and today the building hosts events ranging from high-school proms to reggae concerts to plumbing-fixture lifting contests.

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    McDonald Theatre

    1010 Willamette St.

    Eugene, Oregon 97401

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? star takes the mic for intellectual show filled with witty one-liners and razor-edged satire

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 10th, 2012. Limit 4 per person. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue Box Office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at McDonald Theatre. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together.Discount reflects Hennepin Studios' current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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